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Nii Teiko
Nii Teiko was born 1978 in Accra – Ghana (West Africa). He is a prolific artist and exerts considerable influence on the contemporary art scene on the African Continent. Nii Teiko has earned applause for his unique and distinctive painting technique «lineism». With this technique, he uses the pallet knife to apply acrylic or oil paint to create realism or semi-abstract images with either horizontal or vertical lines on the canvas. His paintings always show a striking combination of colours. With strong emphasis on «lineism», Nii Teiko has created over two decades of visionary painting. He intends his work to translate into his own unique art history. His paintings are inspired by natural, cultural, political and urban life, as well as historical and socio-economical concerns. Nii Teiko has had numerous solo and joint exhibitions all over Ghana and Burkina Faso. His paintings can be found in homes and galleries all over the world. Nii Teiko obtained a Diploma of Art at GHANATTA College before rising to recognition. His paintings are extremely compelling and interactive to it’s viewers.
SKU: NP-73253-82-2-1-1-1-1-1-1 Category:

126.5 x 126.5 cm


Acrylic on Canvas


On wooden stretcher


Original Painting, Small cards (10,5 x 14,8 cm ), Small cards (14,8 x 14,8 cm), Large cards (14,8 x 21 cm), Large cards (21 x 21 cm)

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What is Acrylic Art?


A piece of Acrylic Art first came into existence in the 1950s. Artists back then utilized synthetic resins to hold pigments together. Such a type of art comprises fast-drying paint that is water-based, allowing artists to use the art thinly or thickly, which depends on the amount of water involved. Acrylic art is waterproof once it dries up, but an artist can add water and use it in both thick and thin manners. An artist can apply acrylic paint to stretched paper or canvas. Since it can adhere to any non-greasy surface, a painter can also paint it on stone, wood, textiles, or glass. 

Nail Art is a popular form where people use acrylic art. However, they tend to utilize synthetic brushes explicitly designed for such a type of paint. Following such reasoning, some artists use paper or several other disposable palettes since dried paint can be challenging to remove. Before introducing acrylic art, artists worldwide used to wait for the canvas to dry up to continue further. However, this form of art is versatile and dries up rather quickly, making it one of the most utilized forms of art globally. In the early 1960s, David Hockney was the leading artist when it came to acrylic paintings.


Acrylic Art History


Several modern art painters have incorporated acrylic art since it first appeared in the 1940s for its fast-drying permanence and qualities. Let’s talk about a bit of its history. Acrylic resin came into action when Dr. Otto Rohm, the German chemist, introduced it. After a brief period, Bocour Artists Colors, Inc applied such an invention to paint. Later on, the organization launched a wide acrylic paints range, which came in turpentine solutions. Such an introduction allowed people to mix it with oils. This further led to experimentation in acrylic paintings by artists such as Mark Rothko, the Russian-born large-scale artist Kenneth Noland, the colorist, Roy Lichtenstein, the Pop Artist, and Barnett Newman, the Abstract Expressionist.

Several other developments made a mark in the 1950s and 1960s, which, in turn, played a significant impact in attracting famous painters Robert Motherwell, the Abstract Expressionist, Bridget Riley, British Op-Art painter, and David Hockney, the Pop painter and brilliant English draughtsman.


Characteristics of Acrylic Paint


  • You can use acrylic paint like oil paint.

    Even though acrylics have bright and vibrant colors, they can be used as oil but in an indistinguishable way. For painters looking to thicken the acrylic paint, use mediums to slow down the time so that you can manipulate it like oil paint.

  • Acrylic paint has a fast-drying duration.

    Because of its fast-drying time, artists can paint multiple successive layers without mixing or muddying several colors at once. But, if you want to slow down the drying process and buy some time, several acrylic mediums can allow you to paint wet on wet.

  • Acrylic paint has various forms.

    Such a kind of paint has various forms like – jars, tubes, small ink-bottles, and plastic squeeze bottles. Furthermore, acrylic paint also arrives in several thicknesses. So, whatever type you use, particularly for massive tubes and jars, it is essential to ensure that you seal the paint properly to keep it from drying

  • Acrylic paint is not only a versatile medium but also the least toxic.

    Even though it is water-soluble, it happens to dry into a water-resistant, flexible, and durable surface against which you can paint subsequent layers without disturbing any underlying layer.


Why Do True Art Lovers Choose Acrylic Paintings?


Acrylic art allows freedom to paint everything from sculptural low-relief canvases and bulky ones to ethereal, opaque, and light compositions. With acrylic paintings, art lovers have the option to manipulate the essential elements of acrylic art and experiment with:

  • Colorful extremes
  • Touching on texture
  • Paper base

The presence of adaptability, resourcefulness, and visual intensity makes acrylic art appealing to art lovers.


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